Admission

Read about the admission requirements for the Automation Engineering programme at UCN

Start of term

This programme starts once a year in September.


Study places

Start of term September 2018: UCN offers 20 study places on the programme.


Admission requirements

You must meet one of the following admission requirements:

General upper secondary education

General upper secondary education with specific admission requirements: Physics and maths both corresponding to Danish C-level.

A vocational education similar to one of these Danish vocational educations

No additional specific academic requirements.

Automation and process control (knowledge of automatic control systems, strong current, hydraulics and pneumatics based systems, construction and repair of electric and pneumatic motors and circuits etc.).

Boat mechanic (knowledge of boat motors and hydraulic systems as well as the installation, maintenance and repair of both as well as knowledge and repair of electric equipment in boats etc.)

CNC technician (knowledge of metal working using regular machinery as well as cnc machinery, drilling, milling, cnc programming, carrying out programmed work, material properties, drawing etc.)

Bike and motorcycle mechanic (knowledge of repair and maintenance of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles, talking to customers etc.).

Data and communications technology (knowledge of IT-systems, telecommunications and computer technology etc.).

Electrician, building automation (knowledge of distributed control systems e.g. automatic lighting and heating systems etc.).

Electrician, electrical installation technology (knowledge of installations, repair and maintenance of electrical installations and systems etc.).

Electrician, communications technology (knowledge of installing, programming and configuring data and telecommunications installations etc.)

Electrician, control and regulation technology (knowledge of installation, programming and maintenance of control and regulation technology in automatic facilities including controllable processes driven by electricity, pneumatics or software etc.).

Construction and agricultural machinery mechanic (knowledge of either construction machinery, cranes, agricultural machinery or elevators as well as their maintenance and repair etc.)

Precision/fine mechanic (fine mechanic or gun mechanic specialisation) (knowledge of small mechanical parts such as springs, cogs in e.g. locks and watches. Also knowledge of soldering, drilling and milling of small parts).[US1] 

Aircraft technician (mechanical) (knowledge of aerodynamics, maintenance of engines, landing gear, brakes etc,: aircraft structure and control systems, aircraft instruments etc.)

Industrial operator (knowledge of machinery in the manufacturing industry, quality assurance, production planning, safety etc.)

Industrial technician (knowledge of working with and programming milling and drilling machines for metalwork, fitting and maintenance of such machines, welding, CAD-technology, PLC controls, etc.)

Refrigeration engineer (knowledge of installation, operation and maintenance of cooling and refrigeration systems, calculation of energy consumption, customer advising etc.)

Car mechanic (knowledge of fault-finding, repairing and adjusting engines, brake systems, steering systems, electrical and electronic systems etc. in cars and small lorries)

Process operator (knowledge of industrial production, preventing and solving technical problems in manufacturing and production facilities, quality assurance, production planning, production monitoring etc.)

Marine engine mechanic (knowledge of mechanical, technical and hydraulic facilities on large ships, repair work, welding, cutting sheet metal, maintenance etc.)

Marine engineering technician (knowledge of technical, hydraulic and mechanical facilities on e.g. large fishing vessels, general repair work, engines, cranes, cooling facilities etc.)

Tool and die maker (knowledge of making moulds for plastic or metal mass production, use of CAD tools and CNC machinery, project management, tool design etc.)

Admission requirements for applicants who hold an IB Diploma

To meet the entry requirements for UCN’s study programmes, you must hold a Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (i.e. you must have passed all your IB courses), and you must meet the specific entry requirements indicated below.

You must have minimum a total score of 24 IB points in order to apply for one of our English-taught programmes.

IB ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • English, B level, standard level (SL)
  • Mathematical studies, standard level (SL)
  • Physics, standard level (SL)
Other vocational education corresponding to a Danish 3-year vocational education

Other vocational education corresponding to a Danish 3-year vocational education. In addition, you will need physics skills corresponding to Danish C-level and mathematics skills corresponding to Danish C-level.

Passed qualifying course for application to Danish engineering programmes or similar

Passed qualifying course for application to Danish engineering programmes or similar from your home country.

English language entry requirements

As part of the admission requirements applicants must speak English at a level that is equivalent to the Danish B-level.

Which English tests does UCN accept?

We accept the following English tests:

IELTS (preferred)

Overall grade of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests

TOEFL

Internet-based test: minimum score of 85

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

Pass at Grade C

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English

Pass at Grade C

If you would like to enquire about the equivalence of other English language qualifications not listed above, please contact the International Office.

Please note: If you are a non-EU citizen, you can only apply with either an IELTS or a TOEFL English test.
How can I compare the different English tests?

UCN has tried to compare the official sites of the well-known and appreciated Cambridge test, TOEFL and IELTS towards the European CEFR.

Learn more about how to compare English tests right here (PDF).

Is it required to provide documentary evidence of my English proficiency?

Applicants who have a degree from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands or Germany, or is a native speaker in English, will only have to provide documentary evidence of their English proficiency through their school level, and we will occasionally conduct Skype interviews with the applicants.

As a minimum, all applicants must speak English at a level that is equivalent to the Danish B-level.

In relation to applicants who have a degree from other countries than Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands or Germany, UCN reserves the right to demand further documentary evidence of the applicant's English proficiency according to section 9 of the Danish Ministerial Order no. 107 of 27 January 2017 on access, enrolment and leave etc.

This documentation must be made up of one of the English tests that we recognise and may also be supplemented by a video interview conducted via Skype for example.

Which English level corresponds to a Danish B-level?

As a minimum, all applicants must speak and write English at a level that is equivalent to the Danish B-level.

  • Subject: English
  • Level: B
  • Hours of instruction: 210 (1 hour = 60 minutes)

Find your specific general admission requirements in list of foreign qualifications for entry to higher education in Denmark listed by country of graduation.

Selection criteria

  • Work experience relevant to your choice of studies
  • Involvement in extra relevant curricular activities or (unpaid) work in any type of organisation or association
  • Other work experience
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country
  • Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses)
  • Your motivation letter

Contact

Carina Mortensen
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 51
international@ucn.dk

EU / EEA citizens

Magdalena Atanasova Mincheva
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 52
maat@ucn.dk

Non-EU / non-EEA citizens

Entry Requirements - Danish B and C Level

Specific requirements and selection criteria

International office

Admission
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